Intensive Support Practitioner (NPS lead-role)

Based at SCDAS Wood House, Hanley covering Stoke on Trent area
12-month fixed term – initially, with potential to extend
Salary: £19,238 – £21,745 FTE, dependent on experience
Hours of Work: Monday-Friday, 30 hours (pro rata)

Standard operating hours are 9.30am – 5.30pm, however there will be a requirement to be part of an evening rota (until 8.30pm) and a flexible approach will be required

We and our partner agencies recognise there is a specific issue within Stoke-on-Trent in relation to the substance known as ’Monkey Dust’. We believe that this substance is impacting on the most vulnerable people in our City and it is vital to have a focused role to offer support to this client group. We have recently secured funding to deliver a 12 month pilot, with the potential to be further extended. As part of this funding we are seeking to recruit a motivated, pro-active and client-focused individual who has the flexibility to adapt to the differing and potentially complex needs of this client group. We would like to offer this role to a person who can support clients through their recovery journey from outreach to engage in our service offer, through assessment and structured interventions. We welcome applications from people in recovery and with lived experience.

About the Role
• Provide specialist recovery coordination and case management to individuals accessing Stoke-on-Trent Community Drug and Alcohol Service (SCDAS) with multiple and complex needs and an identified use of substances identified as New Psychoactive Substance (NPS)
• Co-ordinate individuals’ care across multiple systems including clinical treatment and wider health and social care
• Take a lead care co-ordination role in a multiple disciplinary approach of clients with multiple/complex needs
• Provide intensive support to high risk clients who are currently not engaged and/or are engaging inconsistently with services
• Ensure highly vulnerable customers are safeguarded
• To provide a range of creative, innovative and evidence-based psychosocial and other therapeutic interventions within both one-to-one and group settings achieving sustainable recovery and community re-integration
• Deliver assertive outreach to clients in varying settings and with various partners.
• Understand an individual’s barriers to engagement and reasons behind presenting behaviours
• Work within a strengths-based, recovery-orientated, change and outcomes focused approach, which promotes service users and communities as responsible co-producers of health, well-being and recovery.

How to Apply?
Send your completed BAC application form/covering letter/current CV to Vikki Bale, HR Department, BAC O’Connor Centres, 126 Station Street, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire. DE14 1BX

Closing Date: Friday 12.00 noon on 1st February 2019
Interview Date: w/c 11th February 2019

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